Just noticed a post on VFF facebook regarding a new business class memory foam mattress and linen range for all international long haul services. Hoping it will end complaints I read of sore hips! I get to try them out in October to LA!
Im wondering why spend money on new accessories IF they were planning on updating the entire class? I would be thrilled if they upgrade the seats but this makes me wonder if they are doing another soft upgrade but keeping the old hardware.
Apparently they are coming.
Flew from SYD to AUH a few days ago with the new mattress.
- The mattress takes up significant storage space in the Business Class cabin. Hopefully another location can be found to store the mattresses when not in-use.
- The mattress with duvet is an extremely warm combination. I overheard a couple behind me suggesting that it should come with a warning label!
Just flew this 2 days ago. Was very hot sleeping on the new memory foam. FA did say that the new seats are due to be installed when the planes go into heavy maintenance.
I get pretty warm normally, and on some flights (and cold on others) - depends on the cabin temp.
I'm in row 5 at the moment both directions, and one way noone's next to me in the window (woo!) so I'll just take clothes off if it gets too hot
Virgin is expected to unveil an upgrade to the business class of its 777 aircraft later this year. The current seating configuration of 2-3-2, unlike that used by partner Delta, does not provide for direct aisle access.